Protection of the Portuguese Non-movable Heritage
Cod: 31107
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: History
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

By analysing the clash between vandalism and protection, this course unit mostly addresses the history of heritage preservation in Portugal.

  1. Vandalism
  2. Heritage
  3. Portugal
  4. 18th to 20th centuries

In the end, students are expected to be able to
• understand how the edified heritage was handled throughout the 19th and 20 centuries;
• identify the main individual and collective participants in the protection policy of the heritage built in Portugal;
• identify the tools and means of protecting that same heritage.

• King John V legislation of August, 20th, 1721.
• The end of religious orders and monument vandalism.
• The Republic and the architecture heritage.
Estado Novo and the action of its General Directorate for Heritage.

Compulsary readings:
CUSTÓDIO, Jorge; SILVA, Nuno Vassalo e; SOROMENHO, Miguel, "Salvaguarda do Património, Antecedentes Históricos", in Dar Futuro ao Passado, Lisboa, SEC / IPPAR, 1993, pp. 21-71.
ORTIGÃO, Ramalho, O Culto da Arte em Portugal, Lisboa, Esfera do Caos, 2006.

NOTICE: Other complementary study materials will be recommended during the semester.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).

Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.
Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.